The slow pace

Druid St. Market

Every time we visit London we discover a new food market. This time, we went for a stroll around Druid St. Market, in Bermondsey. Very difficult to find, this little market is still a work in progress but we believe it has a lot of potential.

Chaotic, small and loud. The cool factor seems not to be the most important aspect in this little food market (open Saturdays from 10 to 16 hours). Having fun, grabbing some amazing burgers, trying delicious pastries and craft beers is what matters the most. It’s a place to visit with a group of friends, but beware: it’s quite narrow so it gets terribly crowded.The shops are located under the arches on Druid Street and they have an industrial unit vibe. However, we found that precisely the disorganized atmosphere is what makes it so special. Food, antiques and one of the best truffles we’ve eaten share this space creating a creative and interesting mishmash.We didn’t stay for long, as we’ve mentioned it was way too crowded, but we sure made time to buy a fair amount of Dark Sugars truffles. They were outstanding so please don’t leave the market without one of their little cellophane bags.  The overdose truffle was my favourite being the sea salt flavour an impressive runner-up!

One of the things we loved the most about the market was its location. It may sound weird but actually it’s a good excuse to explore lesser-known neighborhoods of London. For us, it was the perfect excuse to explore Bermondsey area where we spotted a few promising restaurants, so I guess we have to come back to check them out!